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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC v4 1/6] arm64: support single-step and breakpoint handler hooks
Hi Sandeepa,

This is getting there, thanks for persevering with it. I still have a few
minor comments though.

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:17:46PM +0100, Sandeepa Prabhu wrote:
> AArch64 Single Steping and Breakpoint debug exceptions will be
> used by multiple debug framworks like kprobes & kgdb.
>
> This patch implements the hooks for those frameworks to register
> their own handlers for handling breakpoint and single step events.
>
> Reworked the debug exception handler in entry.S: do_dbg to route
> software breakpoint (BRK64) exception to do_debug_exception()
>
> Signed-off-by: Sandeepa Prabhu <sandeepa.prabhu@linaro.org>
> Signed-off-by: Deepak Saxena <dsaxena@linaro.org>
> ---
> arch/arm64/include/asm/debug-monitors.h | 21 ++++++++
> arch/arm64/kernel/debug-monitors.c | 86 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S | 2 +
> 3 files changed, 108 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

[...]

> @@ -215,7 +257,10 @@ static int single_step_handler(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr,
> */
> user_rewind_single_step(current);
> } else {
> - /* TODO: route to KGDB */
> + /* call registered single step handlers */

Don't bother with this comment (it's crystal clear from the code).

> + if (call_step_hook(regs, esr) == DBG_HOOK_HANDLED)
> + return 0;
> +
> pr_warning("Unexpected kernel single-step exception at EL1\n");
> /*
> * Re-enable stepping since we know that we will be
> @@ -227,11 +272,50 @@ static int single_step_handler(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr,
> return 0;
> }
>
> +
> +static LIST_HEAD(break_hook);
> +DEFINE_RWLOCK(break_hook_lock);

This guy can be a plain old spinlock. That way, the readers have less
overhead but things still work because we only call a single hook function.

Will


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